Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Purdue University Northwest Gabis Arboretum! Find details about admission, Gabis hours and directions, group and field-trip visits and virtual experiences.

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Hours & Admission

The arboretum is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset CST. Daily admission for non-members is $10 per carload. Additional fees apply for access to the Railway Garden when trains are running.

Special pricing exists for PNW students, minibuses, tour buses and others.

PLEASE NOTE: Gate payment is credit card only.

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Located between Valparaiso and Merrillville, Indiana, Gabis Arboretum is open daily.

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New Front Automated Gate Kiosk at Gabis Arboretum

A new automated gate at Gabis Arboretum is installed and ready for use. Beginning Monday, December 4, non-members will pay the $10 carload admission fee via credit card and members will scan their new membership card.



Due to varied surfaces and elevations throughout the arboretum, touring the entire 300 acres may be difficulty for some visitors. They Meyer Pavilion and Railway Garden are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers via paved routes.

For more information, please contact us at (219) 462-0025 or

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More Visit Options

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Group Visits and Field Trips

With over 300 acres to explore, the Gabis Arboretum is the perfect destination for environmental education!

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Virtual Experiences

Explore videos and virtual presentations giving an inside look at Gabis Arboretum.

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PNW Students, Faculty and Staff

Explore how PNW students, faculty and staff can engage with Gabis Arboretum for research opportunities, class projects and more.